The much-anticipated first presidential debate Wednesday night didn’t feature the zingers or gotcha moments that media pundits zero in on and focus coverage around. But Obama brought no energy. And Romney countered by bringing no facts.
Either Christie is calculating his impact for four years from now rather than four weeks, or he's just a loose cannon.
Despite the Obama campaign's dire warnings, most believed that an incumbent would be able to raise the money he needed to stay competitive. In Senate and Congressional races, though, that won't be the case.
I have strong feelings about Mitt Romney. Nevertheless, I was eager to see him speak at the Clinton Global Initiative Tuesday morning. What I saw didn't make me think more or less of him, but did make me feel more strongly that he's not ready to be our representative to the world.
Two Democratic names - Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren - keep indicating that 2016 could be the year of the woman.
It was a foolish comment Obama made, but it was made with the aim of inclusion. And as president, he has not rallied against guns or religion, hasn't written off large parts of the country, hasn't selected only one kind of American for relief, support and encouragement.
This puts Romney not only in the 1 percent that OWS has been targeting; but in an elite, exclusive top 1 percent of 1 percent of most unfortunate political comments caught on video.
This bold, unapologetically regulatory and somewhat nannyish would not be instigated on the federal level by Obama or any president.
These aren't areas where candidates can rail against each other because they aren't topics that can be resolved with an easily chant-able slogan. So it's safer for both sides to leave them out of the debates.
Marriage equality. The Dream Act. Reproductive rights. Voter access. These Democrats were bold and certain. They were progressive and passionate.
The current crop of Democrats give good speeches. That's one of the take-away lessons from this week's Democratic National Convention.
It might be that the Bush years put in contrast how good the Clinton years were, or that the current Republican Party makes Clinton look out-and-out left-wing by comparison.
The convention looks like the America the Obama team describes: diverse, cross-generational, truly a nation inside the hall. And the crowd was ready to cheer for a beloved First Lady who delivered the most passionate and successful speech of the night.
You want to run on "We can do better," but find yourself chanting, "We can still do even better than the gradual improvements we've already made."
Ryan went after Obama's record, which is what this race should be about. And repeats the biggest lie of the night.
Like a blunt instrument, Christie smashed around without much precision and with a lot of pounding. And one of the recipients of that pounding was Ann Romney's whole message.
People aren't laughing with Romney, because there's no Romney they know and like and believe in to laugh with.
The Missouri representative running for Senate may have just tanked his own campaign more resoundingly than Senator George Allen did in his 2006.
We - a group of liberal-minded New Yorkers in our mid-20s - couldn't simply end America's folly in Iraq. So what could we accomplish?
But in the Republican Party, the Keynote is your dance partner for the evening, and your VP is the one you go home with at night - and those aren't the same people.